Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dream Big - READ!

“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?”
John Lennon

Dream Big, READ! has been the theme for this summer's reading program.  There is only another week until the program ends in both Marble and Coleraine.  (I run both.)  Next week kids will turn in book logs and collect their prizes.  Between now and then, I have to figure out how to run the prize give away. 

For the past couple years, the reading log has been either lines to write the books read on, or a clock to fill in the time spent reading.  This year, instead of a clock for time it's a star.  If you're 7 & under a star equals 15 minutes of reading.  Eight and older, 30 minutes of reading is required before you can color in that star.  I'm not real picky about what kids are reading.  Read a book, magazine, the newspaper, or the back of the cereal box.  Avid readers will read books, and reluctant readers may just read the cereal box.  It takes a lot of cereal boxes to be able to color in a star though.  Our final story time of the summer happens next Tuesday in Coleraine at 10:00 and in Marble at 2:00.  If your child has a book log and you just can't make it to story hour, feel free to drop off the book log and we will find you a few prizes to take home. 

Next week we also have Magician, Star Michaelina coming to the libraries.  She'll be in Coleraine at 1:00 and in Marble at 4:00.  This is a free Kids' Stuff event sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System.  We've been pretty fortunate this year, and have gotten a few different programs sponsored in part by the Legacy Foundation.  We had a dreams workshop for adults that was interesting, physical comic Kenny Ahern brought us some laughs, and now a magician.  I love magic, so this should be fun!

In Marble next week we have our tween book club meeting to discuss Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool.  We'll see who all shows up, but we'll squeeze that in between story hour and Star Michaelina.  There are still a couple of copies available to check out at the Marble Public Library.  I read it, and really enjoyed it. 

The summer reading program may be almost over in Coleraine and Marble, but there are still some fun and interesting things to be found at the library.  Stop in and find out!

“If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level that you say you do, there's no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.”
Joyce Chapman

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